As Mara and Jeff were considering wedding venues, one evening they looked at their property in a new way. They realized they had the perfect Fort Wayne wedding venue in their own backyard! It was the epitome of convivence and beauty!
Jeff and Mara even had perfect weather for their big day! The skies were a brilliant blue, their was a slight breeze and the temperatures were warm, but very comfortable.
In addition to their vows, Mara and Jeff’s big day was filled with so many touching moments. Mara’s mom performed a lovely ceremony uniting Mara and Jeff in marriage. Mara’s daughter gave an emotional heartfelt speech welcoming Jeff to the family, saying she’s “never seen my mom so happy.” She gave a speech that showed wisdom and maturity beyond her years. The beautiful simplicity of her speech made it hard not to cry!
Mara and Jeff are such a fantastic couple! During their engagement session and again on their wedding day, I couldn’t help but notice how safe and comfortable Mara seems when she’s in Jeff’s arms. The fun they have together is obvious. The clearly delight in each other and enjoy having fun together. Their relationship seems to be a beautiful blends of romance, passion and fun!
Have you ever been to a wedding where the father and daughter choose not to share a dance, but instead share a song from the bride’s childhood? That’s exactly what Mara and her dad did, and it was quite moving! To see the emotions and affection between Mara and her dad, one could almost imagine her sitting on his knee as a little girl as they sang together.
Of course, the relationship of the bride and groom is the firsts relationship people think of at a wedding. I think the whole day reveals all kinds of relationships the friends and family of the bride and groom share. I love seeing the bride and groom interact with their parents at the reception. Fast energetic dancing with friends is always fun. It’s also touching to see the way the couple’s friends care for them and support them on their big day. And I love seeing parents, aunts/uncles and grandparents dancing with the young kids. At Mara and Jeff’s wedding his mom and her identical twin were so adorable! And the connection between Mara and Jeff and her daughters was beautiful to see!
So sit back and enjoy a glimpse into this lovely backyard wedding.
Photography | Simply Seeking Photography
Second Shooter | Krystal Furlow
Venue | Private residence of Jeff & Mara
Wedding Gown | I Do Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer | Allure Bridals
Alterations | Alterations by Asu
Hair & Make-up I Do Onsite Hair and Make-up
Florist | Bride, Bride’s mother and friend Julie
Catering | Shigs in Pit BBQ
Bar tender | Dawn Recker friend of the couple
Bar Contributors | Friends of the couple
Rentals | Mutton Party Rentals
Golf Cart rental | Miller Turf
DJ | Fort Wayne Pro DJ’s
Invitations | The Knot
Favors | His & Her favorite cookies from Cookie Cottage
His favorite: Iced Sugar Her favorite: Chocolate Raspberry